13 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

13 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy vacation planner
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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
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Matera
— 1 night
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Salerno (Duomo di Salerno & Promenade Trieste), Raito (Villa Guariglia & Le Vigne di Raito) and Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Odeon - Teatro Piccolo). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples online travel planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Naples is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Naples due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in September, expect Naples to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Fornillo, &more). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. September in Sorrento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ravello.
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Ravello — 4 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Torre di Grado (in Praiano). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

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Getting from Sorrento to Ravello by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Ravello, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paestum.
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Paestum — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological Park of Paestum, don't miss a visit to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, and finally deepen your understanding at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paestum trip app.

You can drive from Ravello to Paestum in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matera.
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Matera — 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Matera trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Matera takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Matera when traveling from Paestum in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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